Sunday, October 5, 2014

Verve Diva Inspirations Hop - October 2014

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Verve's October Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our October inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Fall Fancy:

The air is crisp and the colors are warm – celebrate fall with a spook-tacular creation or a thoughtful thank you using Fall as your inspiration! 

For my card today, I used one of my all time favorite stamp sets: Up, Up and Away! I love the amazing hot air balloons and the sweet little tree in this set! I created a fall inspired thank you card and created grass from one of the stamps and then sponged a cloud using a metal stencil border that has clouds that I got for free at a make and take at CHA several years ago. I loved getting whimsy with this sweet stamp set - here is my card for this Fall Fancy Challenge:

Card Ingredients: 
Stamp sets: Up, Up and Away stamp set and Tag Time stamp set from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Bamboo Leaves and Canteloupe inks
Papers: Kraft paper, Choice white from TE
Accessories: Award Banner Trim die from Verve Stamps, Grass Punch from Martha Stewart, stickles, foam dimensionals, corner chomper

I used the sentiment from the Tag Time stamp setand adhered it to one of the hot air balloons. One of my most favorite things to do in the fall is to walk in the park and enjoy the fall colors - andI tried to give the fall colors to the trees in the Up, Up and Away stamp set with some copics and stickles. I also added a little trim using the Award Banner Trim die from Verve Stamps. I love this stamp set - just makes me both want to get on a hot air balloon but also makes me want to be outside and explore! Speaking of exploration - there are a bunch of cards created with the fall fancy theme - please jump over and check them out!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

1. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Maureen
4. Betty10. Laurie
5. Karen11. Marisa
6. Sankari12. Jen    
       































39 comments:

~amy~ said...

WOW! Love it, all your details are fabulous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Heather Thompson said...

wow that is so unique very pretty. love!

Vivienne Holden said...

OK, I think I've died and gone to Heaven here! For sheer dimension and beautiful colours, you have my vote in spades! xxx

D- said...

I LOVE your CUTE fall card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Jean Bullock said...

Love your colorful and fanciful design. Edging the balloons with ink gave them a great contoured look. Love the jewels you added. The background stamping and all your coloring. Everything is top notch.

kReN said...

Sankari, I love that you used your favorite set. I find when I pick up a favorite, all things go well with the card. Yours is no exception. Those hot air balloons are wonderful and the whole scene came together perfectly! Lots to love here! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Donna Whitten said...

Such a pretty card, love all the details and soft colors! Thanks for sharing.

Pam W Merwin said...

So many great details in your card! Fabulous back ground, loving the hot air balloons and those cute little trees ;-)

Kathy said...

Adorable! A happy Fall card. I'm fascinated by the green border, which looks like it has rhinestone accents under the grassy strip at the bottom. What is it?

Sue D said...

How fun with the balloons and the cute trees.

marylouh said...

Beautiful card. So intricate.
I love the portholes in the balloon. The balloons are great.
Love this card.
thanks for sharing.

scrapperatheart.com said...

LOVE this! I have that tree stamp...thanks sooooo much for the inspiration!!! Wonderful job and so much to look at!

Brittany Tucker said...

Love your card! Very whimsical and fun.

Iris said...

Adorable - love the bling.
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Darlene Gabriel said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about this card.....the colours, bling, the background.....

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh how I love the colours you have used. Such a beautiful card

Bill Ali said...

Wow this is lovely, love your design layout and the hot air balloons are awesome

Heather said...

What a fun card! Love the rich fall colors and all those sparkles.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Your card is very unique and I love the beautiful colors. The dimention is fantastic.

Kris B said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the the fun, whimsical feel! The balloons are amazing!

Sherri P said...

Oh that is darling

clavell said...

That is a very clever card design!!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Awesome card....love it!

Becca Cruger said...

This card definitely is whimsical, all right. I love the vintage feel of the scene. Great design!

forpahl5 said...

very cute! Thanks for sharing this thank you card!

Sharon said...

WOW! An amazing card! So much detail and such beautiful coloring!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful scene! Love the warm colors and the great textures you added!

Christine Kiehl said...

What an amazing layered card you crafted! The colors are such a happy explosion!

Christine Kiehl said...

What an amazing layered card you crafted! The colors are such a happy explosion!

Jane&Spencer said...

Such a lovely card with so many pretty details!

Mary-Anne V said...

very pretty details and colours on this card.

Sue Crease said...

OMG this card is amazing. There's so much to look at, it's a feast for the eyes. Love all the different stamps.
Sue

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous and love the details.

Sathya said...

Superb!!

Beverly Perdue said...

Amazing! So many beautiful elements on your card. Love how you created the cloud background. The grass, the trees, and the stickles -- just beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow fabulous scene!

Debbie Lou said...

Wow! So intricate, beautiful, and cheerful!

dj said...

Thanks for the inspiration....I have this set and you got me thinking that I need to dig it out!!